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Monday, 5 December 2016

5 December

 the random

I woke this morning to Tucker Huckleberry Finn snoozing at the foot of my bed.

He's getting really big.

the good

Sweet baby Verne is getting big as well....
and so darn cute. 

I'm going to see him tonight...I can't wait.

 the fun

We did our annual cousin's weekend.

We all got together at my mum's house for the Marblehead Christmas walk.

We did some shopping, we went out to lunch, my mum made us a lobster dinner,

and we laughed!


Friday, 2 December 2016

2 December

I spent last Friday afternoon with sweet baby Verne.

We had a wonderful time together....

He smiles now....

and laughs when I talk to him...

It was such a heartwarming experience

to watch my daughter and my son in law creating their little family

They are so cute all together

 I got my house mostly decorated for the season.

We still have the lights to put out on the porch

but it's been rather windy and wet for that this week.

We had the boys over Thanksgiving weekend

We went to Joey's hockey game on Sunday

He won.

I love working in Beacon Hill in Boston.

This is a little shoppe on the corner

that I often walk past as I make my way around Beacon Hill.

Thursday, 1 December 2016

1 December

Every year the big blue spruce in the park across the street is lit up for Christmas.

It's situated at the end of the causeway so all who come home 

to this rather tiny sort of an island are cheered by it's bright and colorful presence. 

Last year, for some reason, it wasn't lit. 

I was so disappointed.

 I began to wonder if they would light it this year and on Saturday afternoon....

along came a big crane with a bucket loader

to set about stringing the tree!

I can see it from my living room and dining room windows.

It's the little things that are the real ones after all.

Santa will be sailing in on Saturday night to flip the big switch 

the town tree at town hall, the tiny white lights at Memorial Park,

and this year, once again, the big blue spruce

will all shine brightly!

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Tuesday, 29 November 2016

the Unloading of the trees

From the kitchen window we wait for the truck ...

mid-morning on Black Friday it comes over the causeway 

onto the island

the cry goes out over the village

The trees are here!

school children, parents and grandparents all

gather together to unload the trees

stacking them onto the wooden structure 

that the fathers built after work last week.

There will be volunteers at the stand till the trees are all sold...

a fire in a steel can, children running about playing,

grandparents with hot cocoa...

people visiting one another  

-jackets zipped up - brightly coloured hats and mittens

everyone helping to tie the trees to the tops of all the cars

some folks walk through the wooded path with wagons to tote the tree home again...

we watch over the jars of seaglass on the kitchen window sill

and we wait.....


Romans 15:5-6

May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. 

Sunday, 27 November 2016

28 November

the fun

Every year the grade school on our rather tiny sort of an island

has a Christmas tree stand as their big fund raiser.

We can see the tractor trailer truck bringing the trees in

from our kitchen window.

The stand is run by volunteer parents, grandparents, and school children.

Can you see the neon yellow trim on the truck driver's vest?

the good

We had the boys with us for the entire Thanksgiving weekend.

Joey went out to help with the unloading of the trees.

It's so good to have everyone home.

the random

Just a little teapot bird house hanging from a tree in Beacon Hill.

I didn't see any birds nearby....

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